The DMP-Z1 is the newest addition to Sony\u2019s Signature series. If you\u2019re not familiar with the Signature Series, then what you need to know is that it is part of Sony\u2019s \u201crelentless lifetime pursuit of sound excellence.\u201d Sony promises that the latest additions to the line will deliver \u201castonishingly faithful sound reproduction that\u2019s definitively clear and expressive, where even the subtleties and delicate nuances of micro-sounds and bigger scales at higher dynamics are effectively reproduced.\u201d That\u2019s a lot to promise, but the DMP-Z1 seems up to the challenge.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nDMP-Z1 is a digital music player that features a gold-plated volume knob, balanced and unbalanced headphone jacks, and a stationary class headphone amp all in a portable package with dual DACs. The volume controller has been upgraded with more than just gold plating. It also features Sony\u2019s high-end analog rotary volume controller that is both copper plated and then gold plated. It can support volue for four separate signal paths\u2014L+, L-, R+, R-. The amp in the unit is also isolated from the main board, thus reducing noise, by the rigid aluminum chassis. DMP-Z1 is rated for native 32-bit\/384 kHz PCM and DSD formats up to 11.2 MHz. It also has a 20 Hz to 40 kHz frequency response, allowing it to drive headphones that can reach 16 ohms. Plus, DMP-Z1 uses AI to automatically enhance your sound based on real-time information analysis. True audiophiles won\u2019t be able to live without the DMP-Z1.\r\nCheck it out\r\n\r\n\r\nHave you subscribed to Man of Many? You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.